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The earliest origins of the Bonnamy surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a loyal person. The surname Bonnamy is derived from the Old French phrase bon ami, which literally means good friend.

Bonnamy Early Origins



The surname Bonnamy was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bonnamy Spelling Variations


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Bonnamy Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bonnamy are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bonnamy include: Bonamy, Bonami, Bonamie, Bonamee, Bonammy and others.

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Bonnamy Early History


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Bonnamy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonnamy research. Another 421 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1273, 1500, 1603 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Bonnamy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bonnamy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bonnamy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bonnamy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bonnamy or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bonnamy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bonnamy (post 1700)



  • Charles Auguste Jean-Baptiste Louis-Joseph Bonnamy de Bellefontaine, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Bonnamy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bonnamy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 February 2015 at 15:50.

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